Greetings from Ottawa, where Mark will be hosting The Mark Steyn Show live on stage from the Manning jamboree on Saturday afternoon, with politics, free speech, your questions, and a musical treat from the great Tal Bachman.
Ahead of tomorrow's performance, Mark gave a wide-ranging interview to Kris Sims of CFRA on the state of the west as viewed from both sides of the Atlantic. Click below to listen:
Now that Punxsutawny Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, Mark is joined for a wintry love song by one of the most successful lyricists of our time, the multi-Oscar and -Tony winner Tim Rice, to talk about one of Tim's comparatively few hits not to come from a film or show score. The Top Five record didn't come out quite the way Tim intended, as he explains. So Mark invited Emma Kershaw along to sing "A Winter's Tale" with its correct rhymes, and previously unheard third verse:
Mark celebrates the 70th anniversary of one of the most beautiful of all French songs, performed by the great Patsy Gallant. Patsy had a monster disco hit around the world with "From New York To LA" and then an incredible eight-year run in Starmania, the blockbuster Paris musical hit. But she has always loved Ă‰dith Piaf, and Mark is thrilled to present not only her version of "La Vie en rose" but also another Piaf success - "Sous le ciel de Paris":
On Saturday February 25th Mark returns to Canada's biggest political beano, the annual Manning Conference in Ottawa. Much has changed since he last spoke there three years ago: Back then the Conservatives were in government; now they're leaderless and on the outside looking in, as the boy-king Justin builds the new Trudeaupia. Mark will be surveying the changed political scene in North America and round the world, and concluding the conference with a live performance from the stage of the ...